The Oscar winner, who had previously been discussed to direct Captain Marvel, is “in talks” to star in The Eternals, directed by rising filmmaker Chloé Zhao. Marvel fans speculated about Jolie’s potential role in the film, while others needed a refresher on the backstory.
Angelina Jolie is in talks to star in her first Marvel movie The Eternals, a superhero team adventure feature directed by The Rider’s Chloe Zhao.
Chloe zao is an amazing director this movie is Gonna be awesome. What if Angelina Jolie is in The Eternals in the same way that Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel were in Guardians of the Galaxy? I’m not even sure what my point is I just wanted some or that sweet, sweet trending action this isn’t that surprising.
- Angie is a disney marquee player now, so, marvel is keeping it in the family.
- Chloe zhao is a fucking great talent, so why not work with her?
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Jolie has chosen the Marvel project based on the Jack Kirby-created title about superpowered and near-immortal beings known as Eternals and a more monstrous offshoot known as the Deviants that were created by the cosmic beings called Celestials.
While details about the movie are being kept under wraps, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that one aspect to the story involves the love story between Ikaris, a man fueled by cosmic energy, and Sersi, who relishes moving amongst humans. It is unclear who Jolie will play. Marvel had no comment.
Zhao, an award-winning indie director behind the critical hits The Rider and Songs My Brothers Taught Me, will helm from a script by Matthew and Ryan Firpo.
While this will be Jolie’s first superhero movie, it is not her first comic book movie— she starred in the 2007 adaptation of Mark Millar’s Wanted.
Jolie is currently working with Marvel’s parent company Disney on the upcoming Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, which was recently moved up to a release date this fall from spring 2020, and on the animation/live-action hybrid The One and Only Ivan, which she is also producing.